The Aragon Dining Facility, the Airmen’s dining facility in Building 1160, seats 250 and can serve up to 750 at each meal. The dining facility operates seven days a week on a-la-carte system. Call (719) 556-4782 for the menu recording.
Hours are 5:30 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for dinner. Holiday hours are 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for brunch and 4:30 to 6 p.m. for dinner.
The Fitness and Sports Center offers year-round physical conditioning programs for groups and inpiduals; serving 2,000 active duty, family members and civilians each day The Fitness Center, located in Buildings 560 and 570, features indoor and outdoor basketball courts; a multi-purpose room; a three-stage indoor climbing wall for novice, intermediate and expert climbers; an indoor running track; outdoor tennis courts; handball and racquetball courts; men’s and women’s saunas; weight room; the Colorado Room with cardiovascular workout equipment; spinning and personal trainers; a football/soccer field with a quarter-mile track; softball fields and a 20-station fitness trail. The Fitness Center offers intramural sports, five varsity sports, free aerobics and spinning classes, physical conditioning, monthly fun runs, massage therapy, cardiovascular training, special tournaments and competitions. Hours of operation are Monday tthrough Friday, 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and weekends, holiday and family days, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (719) 556-4462 or DSN 834-4462.
Cheyenne Mountain AFS has three fitness facilities. Gould’s Gym inside the mountain has cardiovascular equipment, free weight and a men’s and women’s sauna. The second area, in the Technical Support Facility, has weightlifting and exercise equipment and a co-ed sauna. The racquetball facility has a men’s and women’s locker room. Cheyenne Mountain also has a softball field and picnic pavilions. Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, seven days a week to include holidays. For more information, call (719) 474-2286 or DSN 268-2286.
The Peterson Club is an all-ranks club located in Building 1013 on Stewart Avenue. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, as well as brunch the first and third Sundays of each month. Bingo is featured every Monday evening and dinner is served on Friday evenings. Stripes Pub is located in the Peterson Club. It features Peterson’s bowling alley sports new pin setters and a renovated snack bar, both completed in 2008.
12 High Def TVs and over 100 beers. Stripes Pub is open every day at 11 a.m. featuring a great Pub food menu. Take advantage of professional party planning and catering services. The club offers a casual lounge, main lounge with fireplace, several party rooms and a spacious ballroom. Club membership is offered to all military, civilian and contract employees as well as retirees. For more information, call (719) 556-4181 or DSN 834-4181.
The Aquatics Center is a year-round indoor facility with a wading pool featuring the following:
During the winter, the indoor water temperature hovers at a pleasant 84 degrees. Taking a dip in the pool is refreshing at any time. Also available is a water slide; a small physical conditioning area including a Bow flex; lifecycle and cardio training equipment; two eight-person therapeutic spas; a dry co-ed sauna and a handicapped swim lift for the pool. Rent the pool after hours for private parties or schedule a birthday party during open swim. Annual passes for frequent users are available giving discounts on group swim lessons. Call (719) 556-4608 or DSN 834-4608 for more information.
The Bowling Center is located in Building 406. The bowling center offers bowling leagues, a popular snack bar with daily specials, youth birthday parties, computerized bowling lessons and a complete pro shop. For more information, call (719) 556-4607 or DSN 834-4607.
The Auto Hobby Shop lets do-it-yourselfers take advantage of our two standard drive on lifts, two frame lifts, our drive on RV 30K lift and a steam cleaning bay to get that undercarriage clean. We also have welding equipment, a Bead Blaster and other specialized test equipment. We also take care of the base car wash. For information, call (719) 556-4481 or DSN 834-4481.
The 18-hole Silver Spruce Golf Course comes complete with driving range, practice greens, chipping green and clubhouse with snack bar (19th Hole Grill), pro shop, locker rooms and a golf club storage area. Golf course advanced green fees are offered to all DoD ID card holders. If you would like more information about fees or services, call (719) 556-7414 or DSN 834-7414.
If the sky’s your limit, the flight training center is for you. It offers Federal Aviation Administration certification flight training for private, commercial, instructor and instrument pilots for single-engine, multi-engine and Airline Transport Pilot certification. All courses offered by the club are Federal Aviation Regulation Part-141 and Department of Veteran’s Affairs Administration approved. The center’s aircraft are for training, recreational flights, multi-engine training and temporary duty assignments. The Air Force encourages the use of the center’s aircraft as a means to get to temporary duty assignments whenever possible to save money and time. Ground schools for all ratings are available and the flight training center’s training school is FAA approved. Ground school tuition assistance is available for active-duty military members and some colleges accept credit for aviation courses. Military aircraft mechanics can take classes to transfer their military certificate to an FAA certificate. For more information, call (719) 556-4310 or DSN 834-4310.
With Colorado’s great outdoors right in our backyard, the Peterson Outdoor Adventure Program is your ticket to a world of adventure. Warm weather programs include fishing, camping, rock climbing and whitewater rafting trips. Winter brings ATV trips, one-day downhill ski trips, group and private trips available. We also offer camping trips, mountain biking trips and basic rock climbing lessons for a minimal fee. Hunting and fishing licenses are also available. The ski shop sells accessories and offers recreational and competition rental packages on a daily, weekly or seasonal basis. Snow-boards, bib overalls, ski racks and children’s rental packages are all available for rent as well. The ski shop staff can assist with maintenance services, including binding, mounting, waxing, P-texing and edging. A full tuning service with stone grinding is also available. They sell lift tickets to most of the major ski areas in Colorado. Recreation supply in the ski shop lets patrons check out recreational, sporting and camping equipment. It has everything from mountain bikes and sleeping bags to canoes and ice chests. Summer hours: (May 1 to October 31) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m.; and closed Sunday Winter hours: (November 1 to April 30) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Recreation supply is also the place to rent a space to store your recreational vehicles in the base RV lot. For information, call (719) 556-4867 or DSN 834-4867.
The Arts & Crafts and ITT/Leisure Travel are collocated in Building 640. The Information, Ticket and Tour office offers discount lift tickets for Colorado’s premiere ski areas, entertainment, educational, cultural and sporting events. The Leisure Travel office offers worry-free travel arrangements which can consist of airline travel, car rental reservations, vacation packages, cruises and unlimited lodging accommodations around the world. A full-service awards shop, which provides custom laser engraving on almost anything from wood plaques, acrylic awards, clocks, pen sets, key chains, globes, eagles, knives and even flashlights. We also can provide embroidery service that can be done on hats, blankets, shirts and more. A custom Frame Shop allows customers to frame their own projects or have the staff do it for them. We also provide a variety of classes such as framing, stain glass and painting. These classes are offered on a regular basis throughout the year. The Frame Shop also specializes in retirement shadow boxes and flag cases. For more information about the Arts & Crafts and ITT programs and its services provided call (719) 556-760 for tickets, (719) 556-4161 for the Leisure Travel office and (719) 556-1731 for the Frame and Engraving Shop.
Pikes Peak Lodge is located in Building 1042, 125 E. Stewart Ave. The front desk is ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Check in time is 2 p.m. or earlier depending upon room availability. Check out time is 11 a.m., unless arrangements are made with management, prior to 8 a.m. on the day of check out. Pikes Peak Lodge has 155 Visiting Quarters, including Visiting Airmen Quarters, in Buildings 1026, 1030 and 1143. VQ rates range from $34.70 to $39 per day. They also have 67 Temporary Lodging Facilities that primarily serve families in permanent change of station status. TLF rates are $41.50 per day. In addition, there are eight Business Suites and one General Officer House with rates ranging from $42.50 to $53.25 per day. All rooms are equipped with DSL high-speed internet. Smoking is not allowed in any guest room. Pets are not allowed in most guest rooms. Pikes Peak Lodge does have four pet-friendly Temporary Lodging Facility units for an additional fee of $10 per day. For more information, call the Pikes Peak Lodge at (719) 556-7851 or DSN 834-7851. You can also fax reservations to (719) 556-7852 or DSN 834-7852 or e-mail Pi kes.Peak. Lod ge@Pete rson af. mil.
The MPS provides service to more than 6,400 active-duty Air Force, multi-service members, and more than 50,000 family members and retirees in the greater Colorado Springs area. The MPS is in Building 350. The customer service counter is your first stop en route to any MPS office. General information and identification cards for active duty members, retirees and authorized family members are provided at the front counter. ID cards, CAC cards and DEERS hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information and assistance are also available on a variety of programs including base in-processing, evaluations, PRP, awards and decorations, assignments, promotions, separations and retirements, formal training programs, etc. These offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To talk to a customer service representative, please call (719) 556-4MPF (4673) or DSN 834-4MPF (4673).
The NAF Human Resources Office is located in Building 350. The NAF HRO provides personnel services to more than 375 civilian workers assigned to Peterson, Clear AFS, Alaska, and Thule AB, Greenland. Personnel services provided include the classification of positions, staffing of positions, employee benefits and entitlements and employee and labor management relations.
The civilian personnel office is located in Building 350. The CPO services more than 2,000 civilian workers assigned to Peterson, Cheyenne Mountain and Thule AB, Greenland. Personnel services provided include position management and employee and labor management relations. The staffing of positions and employee benefits and entitlements are processed through the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas and Position Classification are processed through Air Force Manpower Agency, Randolph AFB, Texas. The CPO is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For current information, call (719) 556-4775 or DSN 834-4775.
The Manpower and Organization Section is located in Building 350. The FSMM provides manpower and organizational support to all 21st Space Wing units, to include geographically separated units and tenants. FSSM manages manpower and organization functions including Air Force organization structure; organizational and manpower standards; manpower resources, military grades, manpower planning and execution system, and peacetime and wartime manpower requirements and utilization; A-76 commercial activities and competitive sourcing, privatization studies and hierarchy for the Defense Civilian Personnel System. FSSM also manages process reengineering, continuous improvement initiatives, management consulting services and team building. Support services include facilitating off-site workshops and meetings using Group Systems technology. FSMM promotes and is the focal point for the Air Force Innovative Development through Employee Awareness Program. For more information about manpower and organization support, call (719) 556-4837 or DSN 834-4837.
The 21st Space Wing Staff agencies, led by the wing director of staff, are responsible for supporting the Air Force’s largest wing. Geographically and organizationally, the wing consists of a work force of more than 4,800 officer, enlisted, civilian and contract employees. This work force provides missile warning, space control and installation support through its 39 units operating from 27 locations in five countries.
The director of staff consists of 14 wing staff agencies including public affairs, judge advocate, history, museum, anti-terrorism and force protection, small business, safety, plans and programs, comptroller squadron, sexual assault response coordinator, protocol, equal opportunity, installation control center and chaplain offices.
Peterson opened a new commissary and base exchange complex in 2007. The building hosts more than 110,000 square feet, and is home to the second largest commissary in the world. The complex is located on the east side of base, on Pete East.
The commissary is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The commissary is also open 30 minutes prior to posted hours to accommodate handicapped customers. Call (719) 556-7765 or DSN 834-7765 for information.
The base exchange sells compact discs and videos, jewelry, clothing, camera, radio, television and stereo equipment, major appliances, magazines, luggage and many other convenience items. There is also a Colorado souvenir shop.
Other services includes a huge food court, beauty and barber shops, optical center and a watch repair shop.All stores accept major national credit cards.WWW.PETERSON.AF.MIL
The main exchange hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Military Clothing Sales Store, in the BX and commissary mall, has military clothing items and an alterations shop.
There are two service stations on Peterson. One is a self-service facility in Building 1360. It provides repair and vehicle maintenance service. The other service station is at the Shoppette, next to family housing. The service station and the Shoppette are open 24 hours a day The Shoppette carries beverages, food, magazines, health and beauty aids and pet supplies. The Shoppette’s package store offers non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and limited party supplies.
The American Red Cross office serves the Peterson Complex, U.S. Air Force Academy and other geographically separated units. Call (719) 556-7590 or DSN 834-7590 for more information. For emergency service please call the 24 hour emergency line at (877) 272-7337.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center’s (A&FRC) mission is to support mission readiness and retention by providing active duty members, military families, civilians and retirees with resources essential to meeting both professional and personal needs. Nearly 60 individual services are provided in the areas of personal and family readiness, transition assistance, personal financial management, spouse employment, family life education, relocation, Air Force Aid assistance, volunteer opportunities and information and referral. The A&FRC also mans the Family Assistance Center (FAC) during times of crisis or natural disaster and maintains a phone bank (719) 556-0456 to provide updated information on the current situation. Services are available to all military ID card holders (including activated Guard and Reservists). The A&FRC is located in Building 350, Room 1016, and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call (719) 556-6141 or DSN: 834-6141 or visit the A&FRC Web site at www.peterson.af.mil (People Helping People link).
The Peterson Spouses Club provides support to all spouses. Membership is open to all spouses, regardless of sponsor’s rank. Peterson’s Officers’ Wives Club and the Enlisted Spouses Club combined to provide support to all spouses. Club members look forward to meeting new spouses, and increasing the availability to one another through this organization. The club also supports a variety of charities. For more information, go to: www.petersonspousesclub.com.
The Peterson Spouses Club operates a thrift shop. You’ll come for the selection and stay for bargain prices. The thrift shop is in Building 615 and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month,10 a.m. to noon. The thrift shop is closed in July. For more information, call (719) 596-4463.
The base chapel in Building 1410 offers daily and weekly services. Spiritual, social, educational, humanitarian and cultural organizations and activities are available.
Protestant and Catholic choirs enhance the atmosphere of worship. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day by calling (719) 556-4442 during duty hours or (719) 556-4555 evenings, weekends and holidays.
Protestant: 8 a.m. Liturgical 11 a.m. Traditional; 12:30 p.m. Gospel Services. Communion is celebrated regularly in all three services. Sunday School, ages 3 to adult, is at 9:35 a.m. September to May.
Catholic: Noon Mass Tuesday through Friday; Saturday reconciliation 4 p.m.; Saturday Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m.
Sunday religious education (pre-kindergarten to grade 8) is at 8 a.m. September through May, grades 9 to 12 is at 5 p.m. year round. Catholic choir meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Jewish: On base, currently none. For more information contact Peterson Chapel (719) 5564442. U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel 7 a.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays. Call (719) 333-AMEN.
Eastern. Orthodox: On base, currently none. For more information contact Peterson Chapel (719) 556-4442. U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel Sundays at 10 a.m. Call (719) 333-AMEN.
Eclipse Cyber Café: Free coffee, latte, cappuccino, Italian soda; free high-speed Internet terminals; free wireless Internet for your laptop; free computer gaming room; free karaoke for those who like to sing. Located in the first floor dayroom of Building 1164. Open Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m. All dorm residents welcome.
The main office is located at 121 South Tejon St., Suite 800, in Colorado Springs. The primary phone number is (719) 554-9298, and core hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The JPPSO’s area of responsibility has grown recently to include 22 military bases in 16 surrounding states. The JPPSO’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The JPPSO is closed on holidays. All inbound customers will call the IVR number (719) 554-9298 to check on inbound status, once your shipment has arrived call (719) 554-9291 to schedule delivery.
There are processing offices at Peterson AFB, U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson to provide counseling on shipping entitlements and assistance in completing required documentation. They are located at the following:
Peterson. Office Building 350
USAFA Office Community Center Building 5160
Fort Carson Office Building 1220
Outbound customers should call any of the appropriate processing offices to make an appointment for assistance with your shipping needs.
Legal assistance for personal civil matters is available at the base legal office in Building 350. Legal advice will not be provided on criminal or business matters.
Legal assistance is available on a walk-in basis Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 9 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. for military ID card holders and their dependents.
Notary service and Powers of Attorney are available daily, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed on Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). All services are available free of charge to eligible clients. For more information, call (719) 556-4871 or DSN 834-4871.
Claims for damage to household goods and personal property are now processed through the Air Force Claims Service Center. Claimants have 70 days to file the DD Form 1840 with the carrier, or online with the CSC. Claimants have nine months to file a claim with the carrier for Full Replacement Value protection. After nine months, but before two years, a claim can be filed with the CSC, under the standard depreciation rules. Additional information can be found on the CSC Web site at https://claims.jag.af.mil or call (877) 754-1212.
The Area Defense Counsel, located in Building 350, provides legal services for service members facing military criminal matters or adverse military actions. Defense functions include representing clients regarding LOC, LOA, LOR, administrative discharge, Article 15s and court-martial action. For assistance, call (719) 556-7611 or DSN 834-7611.
Public Affairs advises and assists commanders in communicating Air Force messages to Air Force people and the American public. Staff members identify and manage communication issues impacting the Air Force’s ability to conduct its peacetime and wartime missions. The office is split into two pisions, operations and civic outreach.
Operations maintains the base’s public Web site at www.peterson.af.mil and publishes the base guide and map. The pision also oversees the base newspaper, the Space Observer, which keeps people informed about base-level news and activities, and Air Force issues and policies. More than 2,000 copies are distributed each Thursday. An electronic version is available at www.csmng.com.
The operations pision is also Peterson AFB’s liaison with local and national media outlets. Releasing information about Air Force activities and people to newspapers, radio and television stations is one of the section’s key duties. pision staff also coordinate answers to media queries received and escort media representatives onto Peterson.
The civic outreach section provides the commander guidance on community issues directly or indirectly affecting the wing. It works issues with political leaders, civic leaders, chambers of commerce and non-profit groups, and is the approving authority for base participation in public events and providing guidance to civilian organizations about military roles in community activities. Civic outreach manages the base tours, speakers bureau, community complaints and community outreach programs.
Public Affairs manages the commander’s action line answering complaints, suggestions or comments. Callers should first try to solve problems or complaints by using their chain of command and the affected agency. Call the Action Line at (719) 556-7777 or DSN 834-7777 and your call will be recorded, or send e-mail using the link at www.peterson. a f. mil/library/actionline. asp.
Other Public Affairs activities include posting messages on gate marquees, releasing crisis-related information via the Straight Talk Line (719) 556-9154 and updating snow call announcements (719) 556-SNOW and www. pete rson . a f. mil.
The Peterson Air and Space Museum, Building 981, has exhibits and aircraft displays depicting Peterson AFB history and missions from World War 11 to the present. The main museum building was once the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport terminal and today is part of the 8.5 acre Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Historic District.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.
Volunteers are always needed to support the museum’s many restoration and exhibit projects. Volunteers are part of the Peterson Air and Space Museum Foundation, a non-profit corporation that operates on donations and memberships. For information on volunteer opportunities or to joining the Peterson Museum Foundation, contact the museum staff at (719) 556-4915 or visit the Foundation Web site at www.petemuseum.org.
People assigned to Peterson Complex can become members of the Ent Federal Credit Union, which has a branch office on Peterson AFB in Building 1345. For additional information on services the credit union offers, call (719) 574-1100.
5 Star AFBA Bank branch office is in Building 1485. The bank offers a wide range of services, including no-fee gold and standard Visa and MasterCard, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, student loans and home mortgages. For more information, call (719) 574-2777.